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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Gekkeikan Sake (USA) brews its newest premium Sake, Haiku Premium Select, using Japonica variety California rice, specially patented yeast developed in Kyoto by Gekkeikan Japan, and high quality water from the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Haiku’s innovative fermentation process proceeds at low temperatures for extended periods. The result is a delicate, slightly dry sake with a light aroma reminiscent of orchard apples. Haiku can be enjoyed by itself or with fish, poultry and vegetarian dishes. It also compliments a wide variety of ingredients, such as those found in fusion cuisine. Enjoy Haiku chilled or over ice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle 375ml.
Clear white color or no color as water ;o) with none head. Aroma has rice notes, and some very light notes of apple or honey. Flavor is moderate to lgiht heavy sweet with a long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is watery, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20090321]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2009
37.5 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours almost pale and clear yellow with a no head. dry cider wooden aroma. Sweet wooden mouldy and ligth fruity flavoured with a mild wooden dryness and bitterness. Quite smooth and nice fruity lasting finish, subdued alcohol presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2009
Bottled. A light yellow sake. The flavor is sweet with notes of rice, alcohol, and fruit, and so is the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours crystal clear with a vague yellow hue with no head. Somewhat fat rice aroma. Quite full-bodied with sweetish rice notes and a little cardboard. Rather alcoholic finish. 050109

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle, 375ml, shared by Ungstrup. A next to clear, flat drink almost without color. Fruity and ricey nose with some dried fruits and a tiny papery note. Fruity and rice-like flavor too, some raisins and a hint of paper. Dry, papery mouthfeel with a pleasant warmth. Fruity, ricey finish with some raisins. Not sure about this one. It’s quite nice, but a bit papery, and with some hints of poor spirits. (090514)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MiP (15304) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2009
Bottle, 15%. Sweet and farty aroma. Clear watery colour. The flavour is sweetish, with some honey notes. Dry alcohol finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle at a Papsř tasting 09-Feb-2009 - Thanks to one of the guys. Clear watery - no head. Mould, earthy, minerals, corn, surt vand, old water, cardboard. Not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle chilled from Party Source. Poured clear color with good legs. Moderate melons and alcohol aroma. Light to medium body with a dry texture. Medium sweet pear and rice flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Smooth drinkable average sake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a clear transparent body. Aroma of oak, coconut, vanilla, and apple. Flavor of apple, some pear, coconut milk, and rice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Watery with a tiny white head. Aroma was somewhat sweet with rice and alcohol notes. Flavour had hints of honey along with rice and alcohol. Boozy finish.

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